Celine Dion ~ Let's Talk About Love Dion has released a lot of music in the last four years, which in lesser talents could generate a "got the last one, don't need this" yawn from the public. Every conceivable base is covered here--"Tell Me" is the iconic pop adult smash, "Treat Her Like a Lady" has sewn up Contemporary Hits Radio, and there are a half-dozen others to keep the party going till 1999. The inclusion of the theme song to Titanic ("My Heart Will Go On") proves that nothing is likely to scuttle the unsinkable Ms. Dion. --Jeff Bateman
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Deluxe two CD pressing of the R&B diva's 2008 album containing five bonus tracks. I Am..Sasha Fierce marks the artist's first new studio collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B'Day debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006. With all songs co-written and co-produced by Beyoncâ€š, the artist's third studio album is her most personal, reflective and revelatory collection to date.
John Denver ~ A Christmas Together The Muppets have sung with so many people over the years, from Elton John to Tony Bennett, yet it has always seemed like their performances with John Denver were somehow the perfect match. Christmas Together is a delightful--what else?--sing-along collection of Christmas favorites as performed by Denver and the Muppets ensemble. While the usual suspects have more than their say here--Kermit, Miss Piggy--the standout piece is "Twelve Days of Christmas." What could be better than a Muppet a day? Denver leads the critters through a tender "Silent Night," which comes couched in a medley that closes with a rousing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." "Deck the Halls" is equally raucous--about as raucous as Muppets can get. Listen for the subtle lyric adaptations and the witty exchanges between Denver and his minstrels. Definitely not just for kids. --Steve Gdula
2012 holiday release. Sure to become a must-have gift item, Home for Christmas features the celestial voices of Chloâ€° Agnew, Lisa Lambe, and Mâ€šav NÂ¡ Mhaolchatha along with dynamic inventiveness from Celtic Violinist MÂ irâ€šad Nesbitt. This is the all-female Irish music ensemble's second Christmas album and features such holiday favorites as 'Winter Wonderland,' 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and the Christmas classic 'Silent Night'. Its first, the platinum-selling A Christmas Celebration, featured songs from Celtic Woman's PBS special and is a perennial holiday favorite and stocking-stuffer.
On December 31, 2007, the 10 members of Straight No Chaser were just ordinary guys living their lives in cities all over the world. Then on January 1, 2008, all of that changed. Because of a video of â€˜The 12 Days of Christmas' that was filmed in 1998 and went â€˜viral' on Youtube that holiday season, the former Indiana University a cappella group was asked to come back together and record a Christmas album for Atlantic Records. The album appropriately titled â€˜Holiday Spirits' went on to sell over 110,000 copies while the media honed in on the sensation all throughout the holiday season. Straight No Chaser was featured in the New York Times, Dr. Phil, Fox & Friends, The Today Show, Christmas In Washington (TNT), ABC World News, CNN Headline News and more!After a whirlwind of success and development during the 2008 holiday season, Straight No Chaser is currently back in the studio recording their second holiday album titled â€˜Christmas Cheers' including original music such as " The Christmas Can Can'.Â Sticking to the formula that made them both a novelty and a sensation, "Christmas Cheers" is a collection of both new and classic holiday songs with smooth harmonies and a comedic twist. To support the new release, the guys will embark on a 50 city nationwide tour starting October until December 23rd and will also be performing alongside Barry Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24th (do not announce yet). With the holiday coming up fast, it's time to bring on the cheer and get ready for another round of Straight No Chaser!FULL TRACK LIST:1. The Christmas Can-Can2. We Three Kings Of Orient Are3. Christmastime Is Here4. Let It Snow5. Donde Esta Santa Claus6. I'll Be Home For Christmas7. Hey Santa!8. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer9. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch10. Holy Night11. Santa Claus Is Back In Town12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen13. Jingle Bells14. Who Spiked The Egg Nog?15. The 12 Days Of Christmas
Manufacturer: Liberty Records
Brand: Rucker, Darius
Nashville, Tenn. Capitol Records Nashville's Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, on October 27. The twelve track album will include holiday classics as well as two Rucker originals, "Candy Cane Christmas" and "What God Wants For Christmas." Also, special guest Sheryl Crow joins Darius on the holiday standard "Baby It's Cold Outside". Darius worked with producer Frank Rogers, who produced his three solo country albums, on Home For The Holidays. "I am so excited to finally make a Christmas album, shares Darius. This has been a lifelong dream and I hope my fans enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it."In addition to recording his Christmas album, Darius has been working on his fourth solo county album to be released in early 2015. The album s debut single Homegrown Honey has just been released to Country radio and is climbing the charts.